Stress in Spanish
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If you're ever curious where to put the stress on any Spanish word, here is the rule:
If the word ends in n, s, or a vowel put the stress on the penultimate syllable. Ex. donde, joven, buenos. Otherwise, put the stress on the last syllable. Ex. tercer, usted. But, if the word has a written accent, the stress goes on the syllable with the accent. Ex. aquí, está.
Remember! All question words have written accent marks!
Here's a poem (kind of):
If a word ends in a vowel, n, or s The next-to-last syllable gets the stress For everything else we stress the end And where a word breaks the rule, we accent!